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Table default value for Text Field (multi-line) costume field

I want to create a default value for a Text Field (multi-line) costume field. 

The default value which I would like to add is a table. 

I tried to add the following text: " ||*test*|| "

However, when I create the issue type the text doesn't appear as a table. 


I know that this works in an automation and a table is being created. 

Please advise if there is a way to create a default table 


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Hi, Dana,

On the field configuration for your custom field, select *Wiki Style Rendering* and the renderer. I was just testing this on a local Data Center instance (version 8.20.8 for reference) and with this default:

 * This is a test value
* Another points
|| Table com 1| table column2|
| b1 | b2 ||
* Another bullet

I have this on the screen:


See if the same applies to Cloud!

Jack Brickey Community Leader Jun 23, 2022

Indeed that seems to work. Thanks @Filipi Lima 

Like Filipi Lima likes this

Hi @Filipi Lima @Jack Brickey Thanks for the comment

It seems like i dont have the option to choose *Wiki Style Rendering* and the renderer.


Issues>Costume fields>Contexts and default valueroot.png

 Edit default value defualt value.png


Filipi Lima Atlassian Team Jun 23, 2022

HI @Dana_Harel , the rendered configuration is on the Field Configuration. I can see it just below the Custom Fields option on the left-menu.

See if you can edit the Renderer there for your field.

Thanks @Filipi Lima 

I did manage to change the field configuration to Renderer. 

Yet the default value is still presented as text


Filipi Lima Atlassian Team Jun 23, 2022

Hello, again. I see that at least the bullet points got "translated" into bullet points.

I think I sent you a formatting example that doesn't seem to work for Cloud, without the double bars at the end of the heading row.

For reference, this is what I'm looking at now:

Try this:

||heading 1||heading 2||heading 3||
|col A1|col A2|col A3|
|col B1|col B2|col B3|

Let me know if that works!

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Hi @Dana_Harel , while editing a text field in the edit issue view supports markdown, it appears that the editor in the Default value screen does not. I am wondering if, rather than Default, you could use Automation to accomplish your goal?

Hi @Jack Brickey nice to meet you!

I want to know if its possible to already define by default that when I'm creating the issue from scratch - a table will appear inside the field. 

The problem with using an automation is that the automation will run only after the issue is created , and i want the table to be pre-inserted to the field so who ever creates the issue can already fill in the details in the table. 

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